This January, NCJW sections across the country are participating in ReproShabbat, an initiative to spark learning and conversation about Judaism’s approach to reproductive health access, rights and justice. With abortion under attack throughout the country, it’s more important than ever for people of faith to speak up and raise our voices!
There are two ways to join us (choose one or both):
Virtual pre-Shabbat conversation between an advocate, an abortion provider, and a clergy member
Thursday, January 27th at 7 PM
Join us for an illuminating conversation between Jewish women who have a personal connection with abortion. We’ll hear from an abortion provider, a policy advocate, and a clergy member, all of whom will share their stories.
Dr. Gillian Dean, Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York
Emily Kadar, Director of Women’s Affairs at the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul
Closed captions will be available.
Host your own (virtual or in-person) Shabbat meal with your friends and family
Weekend of January 28th – January 29th
We’re partnering with OneTable to invite you to host your own Shabbat focused on Judaism and abortion. We’ll supply the resources and conversation-starters, and OneTable will reimburse all registered participants for their Shabbat meals.
A note on the weekend of ReproShabbat:
On the weekend of January 28th, Jewish congregations around the world will be reading the Torah portion of Parshat Mishpatim (Exodus Chapter 21-23), which includes the verses that form the basis of Judaism’s teachings on abortion. Every year, NCJW sections use this weekend as a time to express our staunch support for abortion as Jews, whose faith teaches that abortion is permissible and at times required.
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